Skin Ä?żË? a great oil for skin problems such as chapped skin, fungus infections like athleteÄ?żË?s foot and ringworm and wounds; good for mature skins
Nervous Ä?żË? stimulates and revives, relieving apathy, lack of motivation and general apathy
Reproductive Ä?żË? regulates menstrual cycle; relieves thrush
Digestive Ä?żË? mouth and gum ulcers, gingivitis; stimulates appetite, aids against diarrhoea and flatulence
Respiratory Ä?żË? Myrrh is good for helping all respiratory problems; anticatarrhal and expectorant thus helps remove mucus from the lungs; antiseptic and anti-inflammatory thus good for all infections, colds, bronchitis and glandular fever
Myrrh is a small tree/shrub with knotted branches, aromatic leaves and white flowers. Usually grown in the Red Sea area and North-east Africa particularly in Ethiopia and Sudan, also grown in South-West Africa. A resin of the shrub or tree is extracted by solvent extraction and an essential oil by steam distillation.
Myrrh was recorded in Ebers Papyrus, one of the oldest Egyptian medical texts on record. This dates back to about 1550 BC and contains over 700 remedies for almost everything including of course, embalming! It was considered a precious oil and has been treasured by almost every civilisation for over four thousand years.
As it has Emmenagogue properties (provokes menstruation), it is not recommended during pregnancy Use in low dilutions